Fruit Knife with Koa and Blackwood
Product Description for Fruit Knife with Koa and Blackwood
Maker: Michael Rader, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 85151
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.50 in.
Total length: 10.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.16 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 3.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.25 oz.
Blade: Marquenched, hand forged 52100 carbon steel for high performance edge retention
Bolster: Integral 52100 carbon steel
Handle: Stabilized koa wood with African blackwood accents
Description: Michael Rader, who was honored as a journeyman smith June 2006, is best known for creating dramatic swords and daggers with woodwork that is beyond compare. Recently, he put his attention to creating chef's knives. The results are exceptional.
Like his hunting knives, this fruit knife was pre-tested for edge flex and cutting ability before assembly. Fruit knives, with their short, thin blades are utility knives that are perfect for slicing fruit and other detail tasks.
The bolster is integral -- a technique that, while common in production knives, is very rare in handmade knives due to the difficulty of implementation. The handle is formed from curly koa with blackwood accents. By using stabilized woods, Michael is able to combine the beauty of natural wood with durability. The knife has perfect balance and feels exceptional in the hand.
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